Name Pronounced: Peck-e-am
Appearance: Peck stands 6’0”, and is a veritable mass of a man. He definitely makes a better door than a window, and can be considered ballast. He is solid in every sense of the word. Square is also a good word for him. His shoulders are very, very broad, and his arms and legs are as thick and meaty as large tree branches, and all of it muscle. When he walks, many of his shipmates swear they know he’s coming because they can feel the floor bow beneath his weight, even on solid dirt. Huge, beefy and muscular do not mean slow, or slow of mind, however, and this usually works to the guard’s advantage.
Personality: When people first meet Peckiam, they tend to assume he’s dull or dimwitted simply because of his vast size. Peck is the opposite, however – quick, unassuming and fast to use any weakness of his opponent against him. He tends to be the epitome of the silent guard, ever alert and at his post. He is very dutiful, always on time, and very loyal to the officers above him. Also notorious for being hard on the men under his hand, he doesn’t abuse his standing as lead cargoguard, but only hopes to make the other guards as diligent and hard working as he is, not to mention give a good impression to his commanding officers. He has a love for weaponry and fighting moves, and is known to take youngsters under his wing now and again, when they don’t know how to defend themselves. Although he doesn’t often volunteer his opinions or knowledge, when he’s had a few drinks in him he can be quite jolly, and is happy to share his hidden trove of tales of the sea and of SeaCrafters. He tends to be the only person who can control Ohnill, mainly because of his size and sheer strength.
History: Young Peckham was born to a SeaCrafter and his cook wife in a small sea cothold on the Southern Continent. The boy, like many of his friends and siblings, had a sincere love-affair of the sea. He would sometimes steal away on his father’s boat, learning how to fish and discovering the ways of the sea. When he was 12, he was apprenticed to a trading vessel. He was already developing into quite a … burly young man, and the cargoguards took him under their wings. He learned as much as he could about fighting and protecting the ship, which he liked, since he was finding he was not very good at steering or navigation, and rigging and he didn’t seem to get along. Ever since he has been working as a cargoguard. When he was 16, the ship he was on was turned to timber during a very violent storm. Many of his shipmates died, and he, along with several others, only survived due to a diligent pod of dolphins and some dolphineers. Since then, he has been known to be very reverent of shipfish, and their craft friends.
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